This is not our most recent work, but we would like to share that The Nano for Energy Group has appeared in the newspaper Västerbottens-Kuriren (www.vk.se), where the production of PdW catalyst using a conventional microwave oven is highlighted. Here you can read the full article published by Västerbottens-Kuriren (in Swedish).
Our results were previously published in the journal of Nature communications (Nat. Commun. 5, 5253, 2014), where the production of PdW alloy with a Pd content of only 11 At%, exhibit similar efficiency as a pure platinum catalyst for oxygen reduction. The synthesis is performed in an ordinary kitchen microwave oven.
Prof. Thomas Wågberg using a conventional and inexpensive microwave oven to produce PdW nanoparticles used as a catalyst for oxygen reduction. (Original image from Västerbottens-Kuriren)
PhD. Robin Sandström holding a carbon paper with PdW nanoparticles. (Original image from Västerbottens-Kuriren)
Nano for Energy group
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C60/Collapsed Carbon Nanotube Hybrids - A Variant of Peapods.
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Fabrication of One-Dimensional Zigzag [6,6]-Phenyl-C61-Butyric Acid Methyl Ester Nanoribbons from Two-Dimensional Nanosheets.
ACS Nano, 2015, 9, 10516
Hierarchical self-assembled structures based on nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes as advanced negative electrodes for Li-ion batteries and 3D microbatteries.
J. P. Sources, 2015, 279, 581
.Self-Assembly Synthesis of Decorated Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotubes with ZnO Nanoparticles: Anchoring Mechanism and the Effects of Sulfur.
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Sn/Be Sequentially co-doped Hematite Photoanodes for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation: Effect of Be2+ as co-dopant.
Sci Rep. 2016; 6: 23183.
Atomistic understanding of the origin of high oxygen reduction electrocatalytic activity of cuboctahedral Pt3Co–Pt core–shell nanoparticles.
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 6, 1393-1401
Photocatalytic reduction of CO2 with H2O over modified TiO2 nanofibers: Understanding the reduction pathway.
Nano Res. (2016) 9: 1956.